America in White, Black, and Gray: A History of the Stormy 1960s by Klaus P. FischerAmerica in White, Black, and Gray: A History of the Stormy 1960s by Klaus P. Fischer

America in White, Black, and Gray: A History of the Stormy 1960s

byKlaus P. Fischer

Paperback | May 30, 2007

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"Fischer writes with a clear mastery of both primary and secondary sources. Synthesizing a wide spectrum of literature into a fine, scholarly work." - Library Journal


No decade since the end of World War II has been as seminal in its historical significance as the 1960s. That stormy period unleashed a host of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had not been experienced since the Civil War: intense racial and ethnic strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam War, counter-cultural protests, controversial social engineering, and political rancor.

Numerous studies on various aspects of these issues have been written over the past 35 years, but few have so successfully integrated the many-sided components into a coherent, synthetic, and reliable book that combines good storytelling with sound scholarly analysis. The main materials covered will be the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies; the Civil Rights movement; the Vietnam War and the protest it generated; the New Left, student radicals, and Black student militancy; and, finally, the counter-cultural side of the 60s: hippies, sex and Rock 'n' Roll.

Title:America in White, Black, and Gray: A History of the Stormy 1960sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 8.92 × 5.72 × 1.12 inPublished:May 30, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826428266

ISBN - 13:9780826428264

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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1. Fault Lines in a Land of Perfection 2. The Pig in the Python: A Generation of Vipers? 3. John F. Kennedy and the Camelot Image 4. Searching for the Promised Land: The Struggle for Black Civil Rights 5. The Rise and Fall of Liberalism under Lyndon Johnson 6. Vietnam and Protest 7. America Awash in Young People 8. Countercultural Movements 9. Peering into the Historical Looking Glass

Editorial Reviews

"This is an extraordinary book for two reasons, which are connected. One is the unique perspective of its author. The other, to some extent a consequence of the former, is the result: an important contribution to recent American history that ought not to be ignored by historians and that ought to be read by many Americans for the sake of their enlightenment." -John Lukacs, author of Five Days in London and The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle between Churchill and Hitler